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THE HERALD, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2007

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Established 1879 By and for the Students of Hobart and William Smith Colleges EmilyJane McLoughlin, Editor-in-Chief Trippe Duke, Managing Editor Annalise VanHouten, Campus Happenings Editor John Heavey, A&E Editor Rebecca Dennee, Opinion/Editorial Editor Michael Kaplun, Sports Editor Thea Engst, Perspective Editor

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Immigration Debate on Campus By John Heavey On Thursday September 27th, and Friday September 28th, HWS will host three discussions on immigration. In the conference “Immigration Reconsidered: A Community Forum,” there will be a roundtable discussion, film screening, and panel discussion on national and local immigration topics. The conference was organized by HWS Professor Alejandra Molina in conjunction with the upcoming election, and the pressing importance of immigration issues. The necessity for the conference arose from the real-life concerns and situations of HWS students dealing with the issues. “This is a great opportunity,” Molina commented, “to have a discussion and bridge the gap with community which is immensely important considering we, as a campus, are part of the community.” On Thursday at 4:30 p.m. the Intercultural Affairs house will lead a faculty and student roundtable on the topic “Why immigration? Why now?” Complimenting this, at 7:30 p.m. in the Geneva Room, in a coordinated effort with the President’s Forum,

is essential to the entire conference in that it brings together students, faculty, and town together on issues that are already affecting all realms of socio-economic groups. Molina characterized the panel discussion as “a coalition of people who act independently but need to work together in this problem which is affecting everyone.” Molina, in choosing the contributors, is bringing together main players in the issue who would not typically meet, but whose problems are heavily affecting one another. This panel will show what has already happened as a consequence of immigration legislation issues, and clarify for those taking part, the shift in direction that politics, economics, and agriculture will take if the issues are not dealt with. Molina solidified the importance and necessity of the conference by commenting, “We often forget, thus every so often, need to be reminded that we are a nation of immigrants.”

Summers at HWS Anything But Dull By Annalise VanHouten

It’s the beginning of May— classes are finishing up, and graduation is in sight. You’re looking forward to summer vacation so that you can start that internship and spend time with your friends. The last thing you’re thinking about (for the next three months), is HWS. You might be surprised to know, that summers in Geneva aren’t quiet. In fact, they’re anything but. This past summer alone, HWS hosted an enormous amount of people for a variety of conferences and events including athletic, and academic camps. In early June, HWS hosted their Reunion weekend, a widely successful weekend that welcomed several hundred alumni and alumnae to campus. A week later, the Admissions Office hosted the New York State Association of College Admission Counselors (NYSACAC) conference, bringing approximately 700 professionals from both colleges and high schools from all over the state and country. The keynote speaker for the event was Newsweek senior editor and columnist Jonathan Alter. Over 200 cast members of the famed Hill Cumorah Pageant once

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the conference welcomes filmmaker Angelo Mancuso for a screening and discussion of his film “American Harvest.” Mancuso, from Rochester, deals in the film with the complacency of many people regarding the backbreaking work it takes to get fresh fruits and vegetables to our supermarkets and tables. In the documentary, growers from Florida to Upstate New York talk of their frustration at not being able to find farm labor locally and their survival as farmers depending on “illegal” farm workers. Mancuso will be on campus all day, and if professors should want him to visit their class, they should contact Molina. Additionally, On Friday from 8:45 a.m. to 10 a.m., there will be a Breakfast and Panel discussion in the Geneva Room. Moderated by HWS President Mark Gearan, the colleges welcome Rob Gladden from the Chamber of Commerce, and Marc Smith of the Cornell Agricultural Station, as well as representatives from Vance Metal and local dairy farms for a discourse on “Immigration and the Finger Lakes Economy.” This panel

again were housed at HWS, as were 900 students as a part of the Young Bell Ringers Festival. Students from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Canada, and England performed at a hand bell concert at the end of the week. A large event held towards the end of the summer was the 2007 Canon Envirothon. About 600 students and teachers from schools all over the country traveled to HWS to compete in subjects designed to promote environmental education and conservation. In addition, the annual Environmental Studies Summer Youth Institute was held at HWS, with current science students assisting high school aged youth in conducting research related to environmental issues, including policy, economy, and ethics. Throughout the summer, two local HWS graduates led Kids College, a program designed to introduce students in grades 3-8 to the sciences, arts, and history in creative and exciting ways. Various sports camps were also held, led by coaches and student- athletes in lacrosse, basketball, soccer, and football. There was also an art and wine tasting event

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called “The Medley of Tastes” out at Houghton House, and various smaller student and community groups hosted on campus. So, what do all of these events mean, and why should they matter to us? It’s important because HWS is gaining recognition and growing in reputation with every passing conference. The students, adults, and counselors who are here for a week leave with a better understanding of what we’re all about—community service, international awareness, and an interdisciplinary learning focus. The colleges are using the time when students are away to their advantage. Either by inviting groups to stay on campus or being chosen out of a nationwide pool to host an event, we are making our name heard. Those who leave HWS talk about their positive experiences, and that story passes on to others—one of which might make a prospective student interested in visiting. So, it really is all a chain. We are recruiting the future of Hobart and William Smith on a daily basis, and it’s the little things that count.

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Sept. 15, 2007  

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